Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers)
Biography: Nels Cline is one of the most versatile, imaginative and original guitarists active today. Combining breathtaking technique with an informed musical intelligence, the self-taught Cline displays a mastery of guitar expression that encompasses delicate lyricism, sonic abstractions, and skull-crunching flights of fancy, inspiring Jazz Times to call him "The World's Most Dangerous Guitarist." Cline has performed on over 100 albums spanning numerous genres. In addition to his latest quartet The Nels Cline Singers, featuring drummer Scott Amendola, bassist Trevor Dunn and keyboardist Yuka C. Honda, Cline is also the lead guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Wilco, which he joined in 2004.